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Another word for story

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Noun
  1. A recounting of past events

      1. A description or account from one point of view, especially as opposed to another:
      2. A translation of a text from another language.
      3. A translation of the entire Bible or a part of it.
      1. The act of stating or declaring:
      2. Something stated; a declaration:
      3. A formal oral or written declaration, especially with regard to facts or claims:
      1. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
      2. A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
      3. Bound volumes containing the published court opinions in legal cases, intended to provide a reference for precedents in subsequent cases.
      1. A narrated account; a story.
      2. The art, technique, or process of narrating:
      3. A presentation of real-world events that connects them in a storylike way:
      1. The act, process, or an instance of narrating.
      2. Narrated material.
      1. A chronological record of events, as of the life or development of a people or institution, often including an explanation of or commentary on those events:
      2. A formal written account of related natural phenomena:
      3. A record of a patient's general medical background:
      1. The act, process, or technique of describing.
      2. A statement or an account describing something:
      3. A pictorial representation:
      1. An extended account in prose or verse of historical events, sometimes including legendary material, presented in chronological order and without authorial interpretation or comment.
      2. A detailed narrative record or report.
      3. To record in or in the form of a historical record.
      1. A narrative or record of events.
      2. A reason given for a particular action or event:
      3. A report relating to one's conduct:
    See also:

    words

  2. A narrative not based on fact

      1. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
      2. Works in this category:
      3. A work within this category:
      1. A usually short narrative making an edifying or cautionary point and often employing as characters animals that speak and act like humans.
      2. A story about legendary persons and exploits.
      3. A falsehood; a lie.
    See also:

    real

  3. The series of events and relationships forming the basis of a composition

  4. A usually brief detail of news or information

      1. A small firecracker.
      2. A broken firecracker that burns but does not explode.
      3. A brief satirical or witty writing or speech, such as a lampoon.
      1. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion:
      2. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole:
      3. An object that is one member of a group or class:
      1. A distinct division of written or printed matter that begins on a new, usually indented line, consists of one or more sentences, and typically deals with a single thought or topic or quotes one speaker's continuous words.
      2. A mark (¶) used to indicate where a new paragraph should begin or to serve as a reference mark.
      3. A brief article, notice, or announcement, as in a newspaper.
      1. A single article or unit in a collection, enumeration, or series.
      2. A clause of a document, such as a bill or charter.
      3. An entry in an account.
      1. A small portion, degree, or amount:
      2. A brief amount of time; a moment:
      3. A short scene or episode in a theatrical performance.
    See also:

    words

  5. An entertaining and often oral account of a real or fictitious occurrence

      1. A continuous strand of twisted threads of natural or synthetic fibers, such as wool or nylon, used in weaving or knitting.
      2. A similar strand of other materials such as glass or plastic.
      3. A long, often elaborate narrative of real or fictitious adventures; an entertaining tale.
      1. a kind of story or folk tale characterized by intentionally ludicrous exaggeration and incredible incidents
      1. A recital of events or happenings; a report or revelation:
      2. A malicious story, piece of gossip, or petty complaint.
      3. A deliberate lie; a falsehood.
      1. A usually short narrative making an edifying or cautionary point and often employing as characters animals that speak and act like humans.
      2. A story about legendary persons and exploits.
      3. A falsehood; a lie.
      1. A short account of an interesting or humorous incident.
      2. Secret or hitherto undivulged particulars of history or biography.
    See also:

    words

  6. An untrue declaration

    See also:

    true

Another word for story

Noun
  1. Imaginative writing

      1. A collection of Old Norse poems, called the Elder or Poetic Edda, assembled in the early 1200s.
      2. A manual of Icelandic poetry, called the Younger or Prose Edda, written by Snorri Sturluson (1179–1241).
      1. The creative imagination; unrestrained fancy.
      2. Something, such as an invention, that is a creation of the fancy.
      3. A capricious or fantastic idea; a conceit.
      1. A prose narrative usually written in Iceland between 1120 and 1400, dealing with the families that first settled Iceland and their descendants, with the histories of the kings of Norway, and with the myths and legends of early Germanic gods and heroes.
      2. A modern prose narrative that resembles a saga.
      3. A long detailed report:
      1. An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or traditional hero.
      2. A literary or dramatic composition that resembles an extended narrative poem celebrating heroic feats.
      3. A series of events considered appropriate to an epic:
      1. a story in which people, things, and happenings have a hidden or symbolic meaning
      2. the presenting of ideas by means of such stories
      3. any symbol or emblem
      1. A love affair:
      2. Ardent emotional attachment or involvement between people; love:
      3. A strong, sometimes short-lived attachment, fascination, or enthusiasm for something:
      1. A fictional prose narrative of considerable length, typically having a plot that is unfolded by the actions, speech, and thoughts of the characters.
      2. The literary genre represented by novels.
      1. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
      2. Works in this category:
      3. A work within this category:
      1. A moral fable, especially one having animals or inanimate objects as characters.
      1. A simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson.
      1. An account of the personal experiences of an author.
      2. An autobiography.
      3. A biography or biographical sketch.
      1. The act of reading or reciting in a public performance.
      2. A very detailed account or report of something; a narration.
      3. A public performance of music or dance, especially by a solo performer.
      1. A narrative or record of events.
      2. A reason given for a particular action or event:
      3. A report relating to one's conduct:
      1. An unverified story handed down from earlier times, especially one popularly believed to be historical.
      2. A body or collection of such stories.
      3. One that inspires legends or achieves legendary fame:
      1. A short account of an interesting or humorous incident.
      2. Secret or hitherto undivulged particulars of history or biography.
      1. A fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended for children.
      2. A fictitious, highly fanciful story or explanation.
      1. A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people, as by explaining aspects of the natural world or delineating the psychology, customs, or ideals of society:
      2. Such stories considered as a group:
      3. A popular belief or story that has become associated with a person, institution, or occurrence, especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal:
      1. A recital of events or happenings; a report or revelation:
      2. A malicious story, piece of gossip, or petty complaint.
      3. A deliberate lie; a falsehood.
      1. A narrated account; a story.
      2. The art, technique, or process of narrating:
      3. A presentation of real-world events that connects them in a storylike way:
      1. A usually short narrative making an edifying or cautionary point and often employing as characters animals that speak and act like humans.
      2. A story about legendary persons and exploits.
      3. A falsehood; a lie.
      1. A published account, review, or notice, especially a favorable one.
      2. An upward adjustment in the value of an asset.
    See also:

    literature

  2. *A lie

Synonym Study

  • Anecdote applies to a short, entertaining account of a single incident, usually personal or biographical
  • Tale , a somewhat elevated or literary term, usually suggests a simple, leisurely story, often somewhat loosely organized, especially a fictitious or legendary one
  • Narrative is a more formal word, referring to the kind of prose that recounts happenings
  • Story , the broadest in scope of these words, refers to a series of connected events, true or fictitious, that is written or told with the intention of entertaining or informing